Café Rouge - Bristol Cribbs Causeway

Bristol, , BS34 5UR ·Website ·Call0117 950 8730

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Child friendly, Dates
Food Hygiene Rating

About Café Rouge - Bristol Cribbs Causeway

Considered the last word in Gallic sophistication when it opened in 1989, the Café Rouge brand is now as familiar a sight on the British high street as American burger joints and Italian pizza chains. Of course, if you’re taking a break from shopping at Cribbs Causeway – or you’re going to the Vue cinema or Hollywood Bowl - that familiarity is exactly what you want from an eating experience, with free parking thrown in, too.

In truth, there’s not much that’s exclusively French about the menu these days, which reads more like a Mediterranean greatest hits, though is no worse for that. Start with a ramekin of king prawns in garlic and smoked chilli butter, breaded whitebait with lemon and coriander mayo, that 90s favourite of breaded Camembert with cranberry sauce or, if you’re determined to eat something French, onion soup with croutons and melted cheese.

You’ll still find the famous steak and onion baguette on the menu (with Dijon not English mustard of course), as well as sandwiches filled with Camembert or chargrilled chicken, though the best sandwiches here are the croques Monsieur or Madame.  

Steak proper comes as 5oz minute steak, an 8oz rump or sirloin or a black Angus burger. Otherwise, the classic dishes range from the Gallic likes of duck confit, poulet Breton, beef Bourgignon and moules frites to dishes which speak with a less overtly French accent: wild mushroom risotto or salmon with buttered veg, say. One thing you wouldn’t have found in 1989 is vegan options such as a spicy chickpea burger.

If you really want to live the French fantasy, Café Rouge opens for breakfast, when you can bring your copy of Le Monde to flick through over a café au lait and a croissant.

Good-value offers throughout the week include £5.95 for a burger and croque on Monday, two for one starters, mains and desserts on Wednesdays, or steak and wine for two for £24.99 a head.


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Café Rouge - Bristol Cribbs Causeway?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Café Rouge - Bristol Cribbs Causeway.

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Location for Café Rouge - Bristol Cribbs Causeway

Unit R4, Upper Level, The Mall, Bristol, BS34 5UR

0117 950 8730


Opening Times

All day
Mon 09:00-21:00
Tue 09:00-21:00
Wed 09:00-21:00
Thu 09:00-21:00
Fri 09:00-21:00
Sat 09:00-22:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

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Heather B

Lunch at Cafe Rouge, Cribbs Causeway
27 December 2016  
We had a very nice lunch yesterday. The staff were so attentive and friendly and we will no doubt go there again.
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